June 2, 2011 Subject:
5 stars 2 words
Five stars and these two words: John Carradine.
February 20, 2011 Subject:
An Evening with Hamlet (The Adventures of Ozzie an
Season 2, episode 32.
Original air date: 23 April 1954.
Ozzie and Thorny stage their version of `Hamlet` in the Nelson`s living room.
Cast: Ozzie Nelson (Ozzie Nelson), Harriet Hilliard (Harriet Nelson), David Nelson (David Nelson), Ricky Nelson (Ricky Nelson), Don Defore (`Thorny` Thornberry), John Carradine (Cameron Whitfield), Frank Cady (Doctor Williams) and Henry Kulky (Television repairman).
May 5, 2009 Subject:
High Art Meets The Middle Class
For me, it is the appearance of John Carradine that makes the episode special. Carradine was one of the finest classical actors of the 20th century, but usually appeared in very ordinary movies and television series like this. Although he appeared in hundreds of movies, starring in dozens of them in the 30's, 40's and 50's, he is probably best known as the father of David Carradine, star of the popular 60's television series "Kung Fu".
There is the usual incredible sweetness about the Nelson family in this episode. Notice how they invite a complete stranger into their home (Carradine) and immediately try to help him and make him feel comfortable. Life as it should be, but not as it was in the 50's.
February 16, 2009 Subject:
I didn't upload this
Fairly enjoyable episode of "Ozzie and Harriet", with the series usual thin-plot and warmly corny humor. One of the longest running sitcoms in United States history, very cute. Good pacing, and the script, although thin, does allow some of the cast to test their acting abilities.
Overall, an enjoyable episode.
July 27, 2008 Subject:
Sam Francisco! Har har!
In this episode, Oz and Har, yes, take up Shakespeare. You see David is studying Hamlet in high school, and Ozzie feels that a night reading Hamlet with the family would be a great activity. Naturally, all the Nelsons agree! There is a tiny bit of a subplot when Ozzie gets another invitiation to go to a poke game, but that's somewhat resolved and the family and special guest stars (won't spoil who!) looking for "Avon Avenue" (Get it????) just all have a rollicking good time. Man, I love the Nelsons.